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Gun Legislation and Law Enforcement

In the Gun Legislation & Law Enforcement section you’ll find news reports and expert articles about the bills proposed regarding gun laws and the most up-to date news on the legislation affecting gun owners and law enforcement.

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American Rounds said their machines use an identification scanner and facial recognition software to verify the purchaser’s age and are “quick and easy” to use
Designating the station a school will allow officers to search people suspected of illegally carrying a gun in the downtown area, Commissioner Anne Kirkpatrick said
Biden was convicted of lying about being drug-free when he purchased and briefly owned a gun while he was addicted to crack cocaine
The law, which is a part of an effort to crack down on “ghost guns” being used to commit crimes, requires serial numbers on firearms made with individual parts, kits or 3D printers
Teachers who want to carry must be approved by the school principal, school district and a local law enforcement agency, and must undergo a background check and training
The new law allows police to go directly to a judge for a warrant, streamlining the process of taking individuals suffering from mental illness into protective custody
The law allows open carry starting at the age of 18; guns can now be stored anywhere inside a vehicle without being hidden, and those with a concealed weapon are no longer required to identify the weapon to police
The governor also announced a $50 million investment into police equipment, including license plate readers, drones and helicopters to fight auto theft
New Jersey passed a law incentivizing gun microstamping in 2022; gunmakers protested the law on the grounds that the process was inaccurate and inconsistent
Judge Ellen Ceisler wrote that Philadelphia’s ordinance does not regulate “firearms,” but rather“ merely prohibits the conversion of unfinished frames or receivers into firearms
Baltimore city leaders sued ghost gun kit manufacturer Polymer80 after seeing a rise of the untraceable weapons on city streets and in the hands of minors
The state law requiring the background check is intended to help police find people who own guns illegally; a federal judge has ruled it violated Second Amendment rights
The proposals include requiring background checks for advertised private gun sales, harshening penalties for reckless sales and creating a violence prevention resource network
Advancements in firearms technology, including lightweight materials and improved durability, are driving market expansion
“I’ve deemed it from my understanding of case law as unlawful or valid on its face,” Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Bullard stated. “My office will not be taking any action on this”
The judge said that the law could not be implemented under the Constitution of the state of Oregon
Judge John P. Cronan ruled that the “magnitude of discretion” afforded to licensing officials violated the Constitution’s 2nd and 14th amendments
Axon said its “moonshot” goal is to cut gun-related deaths between police and the public in the U.S. by 50% before 2033
The lawsuit alleged that carrying guns for self-defense was still necessary in these areas and that restrictions should only apply to areas with special government functions
Newsom also signed a law that, starting July 1, 2028, would require all semiautomatic pistols sold in California to have microstamping technology
Judge Urias said he agreed with plaintiffs who accused the governor of impeding on constitutional rights
Sheriff John Allen, along with other lawmakers and citizen groups, decried the temporary public health order as an infringement on civil liberties
In only a year and a half, gun crime in some Tucson neighborhoods has dropped over 75% since the Place Network Investigations program was put into motion
The new law will require deputies “to do a little more research” when they encounter someone carrying a firearm, Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister said
Four of seven justices found the scientific methodology is not reliable enough to allow examiners to testify that a particular gun fired a particular bullet